Once upon a time, Angela had a regular gathering of artists and friends called Art of Friendship. Tonight (20 April 2012) marks the return of that nexus of creativity. There will be art projects, socializing, and snacks! If you're going to be in the Springfield, Missouri area, contact us on the Contact page and find out how to get to the event. Art of Friendship starts at 7 pm and is FREE! But donations toward supplies are appreciated.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I've been playing around with HDR shots. When I plan on doing this, I carry my tripod, because it's hard to align the multiple exposures required by HDR when you've handheld the shot. However, sometimes a scene comes up and you just have to make a try for it. In this one, I steadied the camera as best I could, then took the shots, trying to keep everything lined up as best I could as I manually adjusted the exposure and then removed the ghosts with the HDR program (Photomatix Essentials) that I use. I like the result, but I'd also like to try it again with a tripod. But at the time, you can't be sure about having another shot, so do what you can with what you have. Lesson 2: Always carry a tripod.
[Update: This link no longer works, so I'm putting in a link to the thirty minutes that John Cleese spent talking about creativity at Video Arts. It's well worth watching the whole thing. Enjoy! http://bavatuesdays.com/john-cleese-on-creativity/ ]
I thought I'd pass this link along. It's John Cleese on how to encourage your creativity. Thanks to Felicia Day for the head's up. http://exp.lore.com/post/21033099638/1-space-you-cant-become-playful-and-therefore